SoftSide Magazine Issue 58 (Relieve Tension With Your Computer) (August 1983). CALC/SIDE: "Whatiffing" With VisiCalc (Visicalc's powerful recalculation feature opens the door to the fun of "whatiffing." You can see instantly the effects of substituting alternative sets of values for your variables.) - David Peters, ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW: The Office of the Future (Computerized offices open the door to new working environments and lifestyles. Telecommuting is the next step in the evolution of the workplace.) - Allen L. Wold, THE WORLD CONNECTION MicroNet: Sophisticated Network Services (For the advanced network user, CompuServe offers a variety of programming languages, powerful word processors, and even group games.) - Tim Knight, TAUGHT TO THE TUNE OF A SILICON CHIP (Computers can do more than drills and rote memorization exercises - they can teach how to use ideas and make judgements.) - Peter J. Favaro, THE CRISIS IN EDUCATION: Can the Computer Help? (The controversy over the direction education has taken over the last twenty years is hotter than ever.) - Saul Bernstein, MICRO REVOLUTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION (Many colleges are beginning to integrate personal computers into the curriculum. The applications in arts and humanities, as well as in science and engineering are surprising - and exciting.) - Steve Birchall, CULTIVATING CREATIVITY (Creativity is distinctively human but computers lend themselves to automating the execution of creative ideas.) - Wes and Leslie Horlacher with Susan Kenney, TEACHING SOFTWARE (Does computer literacy result from a course in BASIC or from a course in VisiCalc? Find out in this in depth discussion of computer literacy.) - Ame Choate Flynn with Michael Callery and Tom Flynn, Editorial, Input/Output, The Sides of SoftSide, Hints and Enhancements, Bugs, Worms & Other Undesirables, New Products, Market/Side, Machine Head, Advertisers' Index, SCHOOLING WITH SOFTWARE (See what Peter Favaro has to say about some important educational software, publications and materials for the new wave of microcomputers appearing in schools across the country.) - Peter Favaro, CES: Computers Capture the Consumer Electronics Show (The CES used to be an audio show. In 1983, everything took a back seat to computers at this enormous electronic extravaganza.) - Steve Birchall, FINANCIAL OPERATING SYSTEM I'll Buy the Empire State Building (Let the pigeons fall for the get-rich-quick pitches of the "rentalscam" seminars. Your computer can help you examine the real potential of rental property.) - J. M. Keynes, Review of KIDS AND COMPUTERS (Parents and teachers are taking an ever closer look at where computers fit into the lives of children.) - Judy Neyhart, Exploring The Atari Frontier (Continuing the discussion of Player/Missile Graphics, Alan Zett shows how to make your displays come alive through animation.) (Atari) - Alan J. Zett, Review of Speed Reading (Atari) - Steven Oliver II, Review of ABC Compiler (Atari) - Carl Firman, Apple Diskourse (This installment moves away from a semi-technical, utility orientation to tutor Apple users in how to use DOS and incorporate disk functions within your programs.) (Apple) - Cary W. Bradley, Review of Music Theory Software (Apple) - Steve Birchall, Review of Weerd (S-80) - Mark Renne, Review of Jabbertalky (S-80) - Mark Renne, Review of Facts In Five (PC) - Robert Gray, SOFTSIDE SELECTIONS (Software for Your Personal Computer!) - Between pages 48 & 49, Cover Illustration (Myron Grossman's vision of the future school shows such fascinating possibilities as video bulletin boards, teaching languages by teleconferencing, and word processors built into desk tops. But notice the human teacher, the smiles, and the activity in the classroom. Human students need human teachers, no matter what technology we employ. Computers take care of all the drudgery, and leave people free to ask - and answer the right questions.).